Transportation / Mobility

May 31, 2012


Mitsubishi Unveils 100-Volt Back-up Home Power Supply that Connects to EVs

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Mitsubishi Motors Corp. announced on March 9, 2012, that it would start selling its "MiEV power BOX," a power supply device that connects to its electric vehicles (EVs), the i-MiEV or MINICAB-MiEV models, as a dealer option from April 27.

The MiEV power BOX produces 100-volt alternating current (AC) of up to 1,500 watts from the large-capacity battery of the i-MiEV or MINICAB-MiEV EVs via their quick-charging connectors. It measures 395 by 334 by 194 millimeters, weighs 11.5 kilograms, and includes a 1.7-meter-long connecting cable and a 100-volt output socket.

The device is primarily designed to supply power to various home electric appliances during power outages or other emergencies. The i-MiEV's full battery charge capacity of 16 kilowatt-hours is enough to provide continuous power of 1,500 watts for between five and six hours, equivalent to the daily electricity needs of an average Japanese home.

Mitsubishi Motors, Others Announce Devices to Convert EV Battery Power for Home Use (Related JFS article)

Posted: 2012/05/31 06:00:15 AM